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Steve Parker
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A Short History of Medicine

Steve Parker


9780241379653

Dorling Kindersley


History;
Social & cultural history;
History of medicine


Paperback

400 pages

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Immerse yourself in the history of medicine - a colourful story of skill, serendipity, trial and error, moments of genius, and dogged determination.

From traditional chinese medicine to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and beautiful images, historical accounts and lucid explanations, to illuminate the story of medicine through time.

Witness early, bloody, anaesthetic-free operations; see the first crude surgical instruments; trace the mapping of the circulatory system; follow the painstaking detective work that led to the decoding of the human genome; and understand the role that potions, cures, therapies, herbal medicines, and drugs have played in the human quest to tame and conquer disease, injury, and death.

A Short History of Medicine is an engrossing illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures.

By:   Steve Parker
Imprint:   Dorling Kindersley
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   343g
ISBN:   9780241379653
ISBN 10:   0241379652
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Steve Parker is a writer, editor, and consultant specializing in general science and life sciences. He is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, and has written more than 250 books, including The Human Body, Eyewitness Medicine, Eyewitness Human Body and Medicine. He has been shortlisted for prizes ranging from BBC Blue Peter Book of the Year to Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year, and won the 2014 BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science.


  • Winner of BMA Book Award 2014 (UK)
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